Academies Sector Annual Report and Accounts 2017

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The Department for Education (DfE) has published a consolidated annual report and accounts for the academies sector. The report relates to the year ended 31 August 2017 and includes the financial results for all the academies […]

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Academy trustee, governor, or member? Know your role

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It is important to understand your role as an academy trustee, governor or member. As volunteers in today’s educational landscape, life is tough. There is increasing definition and regulation of what is expected of you, within […]

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Academy trusts change gear on central issue

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Do you have concerns about your Academy Trust central function? According to the latest Department for Education (DfE) data for 1 September 2018, there are now 2,830 Academy Trusts of which 1,144 are Multi Academy […]

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Academies – new funding for teachers’ pay

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Teachers’ pay is rising above the previously imposed 1% pay cap and the Department for Education has released details of how the money will be shared out. In July 2018, the Government announced that teachers […]

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Budget 2018 – Impact on Academies

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Partner and Head of Academies, Pam Tuckett, takes a look at how the Autumn Budget 2018 affects academies. It was easy to miss any measures in the Budget for schools as there was little announced other […]

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Budget 2018 – what should the Chancellor do for academies?

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In the first of our thought leadership pieces ahead of the Budget on 29 October 2018, we take a look at what the Chancellor could do for Academies. We sat down with Bishop Fleming Partner & Head […]

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Academy trusts accounting officer letter published

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The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has written to accounting officers in academy trusts to remind them that their budgets must be used as Parliament intended, asking them to apply a degree of curiosity and scepticism […]

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Developing the skills of academy schools

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Top 30 advisory firm, Bishop Fleming, the UK’s top auditor of Academy schools, is helping the sector develop its accounting skills in light of the current financial challenges in schools. The firm, which delivers audit, […]

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Classic car restorer gears up for growth with cash fuel injection

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Top 30 advisory firm, Bishop Fleming has helped Wales-based classic car restorer, Hemmels Ltd, top up its funding tank after London-based Mobeus Equity Partners agreed to take a stake in the company to accelerate the […]

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A Central issue for Academies

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Bishop Fleming’s Head of Academies, Pam Tuckett, looks at centralisation as a way forward for struggling academies, on the back of the publication of the 2018 Benchmark Report. Whilst I was working on the Benchmark Report, I […]

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